Pont du Gard

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Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard BLS.jpg
Coordinates43°56′50″N 04°32′08″E / 43.94722°N 4.53556°E / 43.94722; 4.53556Coordinates: 43°56′50″N 04°32′08″E / 43.94722°N 4.53556°E / 43.94722; 4.53556
CarriesRoman aqueduct o Nîmes
CrossesGardon River
LocaleVers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, Fraunce
Mainteened biPublic Association o Cultural Cooperation (syne 2003)
Wabsteidwww.pontdugard.fr
Chairacteristics
DesignArch brig
MaterialShelly limestane
Tot lenth
  • upper: 275 m (902 ft) (oreeginally: 360 m (1,180 ft))
  • mid: 242 m (794 ft)
  • law: 142 m (466 ft)
Width
  • 6.4 m (21 ft) (max)
  • 1.2 m (4 ft) (aqueduct)
Hicht
  • 48.8 m (160 ft) (tot)
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) (aqueduct)
No. o spans
  • upper: 35 (originally: 47)
  • mid: 11
  • law: 6
Piers in watter5
History
Construction end40-60 AD?
Construction cost30 million sesterces (est.)
Closed6t century?
Offeecial namePont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
TeepCultural
Criteriai, iii, iv
Designatit1985 (9t session)
Reference no.344
State PairtyFraunce
RegionEurope an North Americae
Designatit1840
Reference no.PA00103291
Pont du Gard is locatit in Fraunce
Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard
Location in Fraunce
References
[1][2][3]

The Pont du Gard is an auncient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in the sooth o Fraunce.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "EPCC du Pont du Gard". Culture-epcc.fr. 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. "Monument historique — PA00103291". Mérimée database of Monuments Historiques (in French). France: Ministère de la Culture. 1993. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. "Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.